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Nazi Paikidze
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Full name
Nazi Paikidze
Oct 27, 1993 (age 30)‎
Place of birth
Irkutsk, Russia
United States



Nazi Paikidze is a Georgian-American international master and woman grandmaster. She is a multiple-time European Girls champion and two-time American women's champion. She reached her peak FIDE rating of 2455 in 2011.

Paikidze had an astronomical career as a young player, winning twelve European Youth Chess Championship medals, including six gold ones. She transferred her affiliation to the United States in 2014, the same year as GM Wesley So, and won her first U.S. Women's Chess Championship two years later. In 2018, she won the U.S. women's title again.

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